IPSA Awards 2020

IPSA has instituted a number of awards and grants with a view to enhancing the quality and diversity of participation in its World Congresses.

In order to foster the presence of women, graduate students, young scholars from emerging economies, IPSA offers travel grants to members of these groups. Please visit the IPSA Travel Grants page for more information and application criteria.

Awards for the Upcoming World Congress - Lisbon 2020

Karl Deutsch Award

The purpose of the Karl Deutsch Award is to honour a prominent scholar engaged in the cross-disciplinary research of which Karl Deutsch was a master, with a particular focus on recognizing outstanding scholarship in the field of global politics. The recipient presents the Karl Deutsch lecture at the IPSA World Congress of Political Science. The Karl Deutsch Lectures are published in the International Political Science Review. The criteria and nomination details can be found here.

Award: The prize is of US$1,000 for one winner, economy airfare and registration fee for the upcoming Congress. The recipient presents the Karl Deutsch award lecture at the upcoming IPSA World Congress of Political Science.

Deadline for Karl Deutsch Award nominations: 1 November 2019


Juan Linz Prize

The purpose of the Juan Linz Prize is to honour a prominent scholar engaged in the Decentralization, Multinational and Multiethnic Integration and Federalism Comparative Research of which Juan Linz was a master, with a particular focus on recognizing outstanding scholarship in the field of (comparative) political institutions. The criteria and nomination details can be found here.

Award: The prize is of US$1,000 for one winner, travel expenses up to US$2,000 and registration fee for the upcoming Congress. The recipient presents the Juan Linz award lecture at the upcoming IPSA World Congress of Political Science.

Deadline for Juan Linz Prize nominations: 1 November 2019


Prize of the Foundation Mattei Dogan awarded by the International Political Science Association for High Achievement in Political Science

The Prize of the Foundation Mattei Dogan awarded by the International Political Science Association for High Achievement in Political Science is offered to a scholar of high international reputation in recognition of his/her contribution to the advancement of political science, with a particular focus on recognizing outstanding scholarship on comparative studies of political elites. The criteria and nomination details can be found here.

Award: The prize is of US$3,000 for one winner, travel expenses up to US$2,000 and registration fee for the upcoming Congress. The recipient presents the Mattei Dogan award lecture at the upcoming IPSA World Congress of Political Science.

Deadline for Mattei Dogan Award nominations: 1 November 2019


Global South Award

Established to recognize the work done by a political scientist on issues of significance to the Global South, this award also recognized a cumulative body of work. The criteria and nomination details can be found here.

Award: $1,000 US and the presentation of a prize lecture at the 26th World Congress of Political Science in Lisbon.

Deadline for the Global South Award applications: 1 March 2020


The Stein Rokkan Travel Grant Award

The purpose of the Stein Rokkan fellowship is to facilitate a small number of graduate students’ attendance at the world congress. The award is given on the recommendation of the Committee on Awards.  The criteria and application details can be found here.

Award: $1,000 US for basic travel and accommodation costs to the upcoming World Congress.

Deadline for Stein Rokkan Award applications: 1 March 2020


Wilma Rule Award: IPSA Award for the Best Research on Gender and Politics

The objective of this award is to encourage research in the area of gender and politics. It is given to the best research in this domain presented at the upcoming World Congress. Any scholar, male or female, who has prepared a written, original paper for the Congress, with the intention of presenting it personally, may be recommended for the award by the convenor or chair of his or her panel. In order to be nominated, the full paper must be submitted online by July 1st. The criteria and nomination details can be found here.

Award: $1,000 USD

Deadline for Wilma Rule Award nominations: 1 July 2020
In order to be nominated, the full paper must be submitted to the Online Paper Room by July 1st.


APSA-IPSA Theodore J. Lowi First Book Award

The Lowi Award recognizes the author of a first book in any field of political science that exemplifies qualities of broad ambition, high originality, and intellectual daring, showing promise of having a substantive impact on the overall discipline, regardless of method, specific focus of inquiry or approach to subject.

Award: $ 750 US awarded at the 2020 IPSA World Congress of Political Science in Lisbon.

Nominations should be submitted electronically using APSA's form at www.apsanet.org/lowi

For questions about the Lowi Award, please contact awards@apsanet.org

The nomination period : 13 December 2019


Award for the Following World Congress - 2022

Francesco Kjellberg Award for Outstanding Papers Presented by New Scholars

The purpose of the Francesco Kjellberg Award is to encourage young, new scholars to write and present papers at the World Congress of Political Science. The award is made on the recommendation of the Committee on Awards on the basis of nominations by convenors and chairs at the world congress and is based on normal criteria of academic excellence.  The criteria and nomination details can be found here.

Award: $1,000 US* towards travel costs to the following World Congress of Political Science in 2022 to a nominated paper presenter at the 2020 World Congress.
* The award recipient is to attend the following IPSA Congress to receive the monetary prize.

Deadline for Francesco Kjellberg Award nominations: 1 September 2020 (after the paper presentation at the Lisbon 2020 Congress)